With beautiful beaches, bustling resorts and a landscape that will take your breath away, Gran Canaria is the ultimate Canary Island escape.
Last minute holidays to Gran Canaria really do have it all. The third largest Canary Island is nicknamed the ‘miniature continent’ due to its immense variation of scenery, culture and beauty. Gran Canaria has been on the tourism radar since the 19th century, and its beautiful beaches, glorious weather and picturesque landscape have been attracting hoards of holidaymakers to its golden shores ever since.
Gran Canaria late holiday deals are a wonderful choice for tourists who want all the fun of an exotic holiday, without the stress of flying long-haul. With a blink-and-you-miss-it four and a half hour flight, and regular flights from major UK airports, last minute holidays to Gran Canaria are easier than ever to book.
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria enjoys warm weather throughout the year. So you can jet off for a sun soaked escape whenever it takes your fancy. In the summer, temperatures regularly exceed 30°C, with cool but mild evenings in the mid to high teens.
Most holidaymakers are attracted to Gran Canaria due to its vast stretches of pristine golden beaches. The island is a wonderful place to spend your days soaking up that beautiful Spanish sunshine - cocktail in hand - and watching the sunset over the turquoise waters.
Camel ride through the Maspalomas Dunes, where you can see the island’s mesmerising desert landscape from a unique perspective. Adventure-seekers will love trekking to Roque Nublo, where you can admire breathtaking views over Caldera de Tejeda - an ancient volcanic crater.
Culture vultures will be in awe during a visit to the historic town quarter of Vegueta, which dates back to the 15th century. Stroll through the narrow streets and experience a place where time has stood still, with many of the oldest houses still keeping their ancient patios.
Once you’re back in the modern era, wind down in one of the island’s many bars and restaurants. Due to Gran Canaria’s popularity with tourists, you’ll find a vast array of eateries serving foods from across the globe.
Often overshadowed by its neighbour, Tenerife, Gran Canaria is a wonderful choice for explorers. Discover the island’s largest town - Las Palmas - and learn all about the island’s scattered history in one of the many museums.
The island is also famed for its vibrant nightlife, with many bars and nightclubs open until the early hours. Don’t fancy dancing until dawn? Gran Canaria is also home to some chilled-out eateries where you can sample some of the finest cuisine in the Canaries.
If you choose one of our cheap last minute holidays to Gran Canaria, you won’t be disappointed! We work with a wide selection of budget-friendly and luxury hotels, so that you can find the perfect deal to suit your needs. Browse our range of Gran Canaria late holiday deals and jet off on an adventure.